Dear readers, chapter 17 of Carthia's delightful "Life is beeter with animals" is posted on the 'My Friends' Stories' page. Enjoy!
I finally caught up. I love the characters as animals, it's so very clever.
I'm a little worried how L&D are going to react when they wake up -- I know you say you are low angst, but still.
Your writing in describing the storm was vivid, and quite lovely. I felt myself jumping a little at the thunder and lightening myself.
Thanks for writing and sharing with us.
Thank you so much for your praise! Indeed, I planned this story to be a low-angst one, but that doesn't mean there won't be any angst. But let's just say that everything will end well
Maja, sorry for the silly typo (beeter = better)! Don't know yet whether I can correct that or not! It's a much simpler forum than Firthness... eek
Renee, it's ok. Actually, I thought the title looked rather Dutch that way
Girls, don't forget to post a comment for Maja's latest chapter of Life is Better with Animals!
Oh Maja, these two are so going to miss each other... I felt the warmth of their togetherness, and they are so well suited! I'm happy to know that you're not an 'extreme-angst' sort of an author and that I can be confident that all is well that ends well... But I dread their seperation in the next chapter. Please, leave it to that single one, pretty please...??
Thanks, dearie, for another delightful bit of Life is Better with Animals.
I've 'heard' rumours that Maja's next chapter is with her betas... Is that true, Maja? And if yes, when do you plan to post? You've been trying our patience long enough, you know!
Chapters 19 and 20 are posted, will read and comment asap.
Heartwarming, Maja, the welcome back for Lizzy, but so understandable the pang she felt by observing Maria and Pete, of course she misses him, who wouldn't!?:
Girls, in case you didn't notice, chapter 21 of LIBWA is posted. Don't miss it!
Will comment properly later, Maja.
OMG, Maja, is she sad or is she sad…?
I am soooo glad that Lizzy FINALLY decided to go to the source and ask William! Things are never as simple as they seem and with Wickham mucking things up, well!
Do post again soon. I have really been enjoying this story.
Renee and Aimee, thank you both for your great comments! I'm glad you're enjoying the story :)
Chapter 24 will be posted very soon :)
I loved Chapter 24! Ah, finally he told her that he loved her! And told her the whole story ... All is well! Until Wickham does what to Lydia???? How is Darcy to save the day? Hopefully not in the operating room! Eeek! I like how Hurst ran up to Lizzy before Darcy hee hee. I can't wait for further chapters. This is a great story!
Awwww Maja, this was such a delightful chapter. What a great couple they are, so well matched and you managed to express the variety in moods and situations so very well. First, conflicting emotions and regret (Wickham's exposure and what an awful b@stard he is); then boldness of action (the come-to-bed part); realism and sensibility (d@mn, no preservative); and last but not least, romance and sensuality (their sweet, tender and passionate embraces).
His lips left hers, moving across her cheek to her ear. His warm breath burnt her skin, as he whispered, “I mean it, Elizabeth. I won’t let you leave me again. Come with me to bed.”
I really like men who know what they want and are not shy to say it…
Lovely, Maja, just lovely!
Thank you, honey.
My dear Polish pet, I finally read and posted your new chapter and what a treat it was.
I'm so happy Lizzy told William everything.
"It's not your fault. I want to trust you. I thought I did, but at the first signs that you could have been keeping something from me, I freaked out," she confessed. "Not because you did something wrong, but because it reminded me too much of something that happened to me a few years ago."
The agonies the poor girl must have suffered. Men can be *******s, can't they? Fortunately she's found her Mr. Right. One you'd wish every girl to find!
"What an exhausting business these heartfelt confessions are!"
I say amen to that, dear Lizzy!
Thanks, Maja, for another lovely chapter.
Renee, thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the chapter, even though not much heppened in it :)
I'm working on the new chapter very slowly, fighting writer's block as I go along *scowl* But I shall conquer this.
How can you say a thing like that, Maja! I think that a lot happened! Ah..., you mean THAT didn't happen... Listen, hon. I've come to an age that I can patiently wait for that to happen...
And of course you shall conquer your block, this fan demands it of you... hee hee
Maja, what an early morning treat your new chapter was for me!
I love the way William's and Elizabeth's relationship develops. There's this delightful intimacy in the way they talk with one another that one only encounters with people who feel perfectly comfortable with each other. The meeting with Georgiana was delightful. What a sweet girl, and of course they'll be great friends. And I could easily imagine William and Georgiana purchasing all those goodies for Elizabeth. Georgiana must have been so excited about it! And William grateful for her help, naturally.
I found the part about the loss of their parents particularly poignant, and loved Lizzy's reflection on it.
By the end of the evening, Elizabeth felt her knowledge and understanding of William had increased significantly. She had always felt she knew him little, too little; therefore, she was grateful for the glimpse into the past of the man she loved.
And boy, am I happy that your great passion, the opera, played such a lovely part in this chapter! I couldn't wait to put La Boheme on and of course I had to think of the summer of 2004 when we discussed this great love of yours... and mine.
Thanks you for this wonderful chapter, luv. Well worth the wait! ...But don't keep us waiting so long for the next...
Renee, thank you for your wonderful comment! I'm glad you liked the chapter and I'm especially thrilled you enjoyed the opera references. I've been planning to put an outing to the opera in the story for a very long time. I wrote that bit in last February, actually. It's one of the only two scenes I wrote out of sequence :)
I'll try not to keep you waiting another six months for the next chapter. :)
I am so glad, Maja, that you introduced the opera, it brought back such fun memories of last summer! :)
I enjoyed your chapter very much, and as you know, it inspired me to continue my own!
Rush over to Carthia's pages and read chapter 27 of her wonderful Life is Better with Animals.
I promise, you won't be disappointed.
Dearest Carthia, I've been so busy uploading new chapters of all the fantabulous stories on Mrs. Darcy's, that I simply didn't have time to comment properly on each and every one of them.
This morning I decided to read your last chapter again. Not in a hurried way as is my wont lately due to circumstances, but at my leisure, since the rest of the house is still very quiet.
You know very well that I've always loved your story, your sense of humour, your moderate angst levels, offering us a modern Elizabeth and Darcy who are quite true, IMNSHO, to Jane Austen's and, last but not least, your wonderful use of the English language which isn't your own. Hats off for that too!
Chapter 27 is amazing. You've outdone yourself, dearest. The tub scene... OMG, I needed a fan! The agonies Darcy had to suffer . Elizabeth's control over the situation, delicious!! Gosh, she feels at ease with the guy. When, oh when will we be able to enjoy more of their relationship that's so promising for a fabulous future together?
I know how busy you are doing different things, but believe me, I'd love nothing better than to announce your next installment!
Go for it, girl! Pretty please....
Oh, we are so still waiting. Is there anything that we can do to encourage you to post the next chapter?
We would love to know what happens next.
This is my very first story I read on MrsDarcy.com many months ago..and also the very first modern piece I read that I loved it! Since then, i have "opened" myself to modern-day fanfics and am always in search for a great story, which of course i have found all the fantastic writers here on this site. Many thanks to Carthia, for changing my mind about modern fics . Still waiting with anticipation for the next chapter from you
Also to all the writers here, you guys have done a GREAT job in writing and capturing the essence of P&P, thanks for making my days alot brighter and something to look forward to everyday!
Thanks so much for posting your story! I am so glad that Lizzy and Darcy have finally become an official couple!
Can't wait to read the rest of your story! Please post more soon!
Thanks so much for sharing your story! It is great!
I read "Life is Better with Animals" over the weekend and found in it another great story line. Superb darling, simply Superb Carthia . Julia
P.S. When can we expect the conclusion?
Iloved this different version with it's funny twist of situations! Darcy gets talked into doing different things just to be with Lizzie! What a guy thing! I was cracking up over Caroline, what a piece of work she is! Especially the doggie deed!
I hope you finish the story
I'm sorry for keeping quiet for so long, but since I didn't have any good news for you, I've decided to say nothing. I'm afraid this story has been on hiatus since last February, and despite all my efforts, I haven't been able to write anything since then. I do intend to continue the story, but I can't promise anything regarding the date of the next update.
Thank you very much for your interest and kind words. I'm very happy and grateful that this story hasn't been completely forgotten :)
Oh Carthia there is no way I could forget this wonderful story. I just love your story line with Lizzy as a vet and Darcy a neurosurgeon. I sure hope you find inspiration in knowing that we are all pulling for you. Your a great writter. You know after reading this story back in August I wondered If Darcy might give up his practice in London and move to Meryton and marry Lizzy of cource, and Charles and Jane need to marry also. Or what if Lizzy tried to open a clinic in London? And what about Charlotte, Caroline, her dog and Darcy's new dog and Lizzy's animals, and all of Lizzy's friends at the office and...
Oh please Carthia please don't wait to long you have so much to give.. And We just love the way you have captivated us with this story.
I just started reading this story. I love the dogs name Hurst!
But you left Darcy and Lizzy all wet. What are you going to do?
Enjoying the story
This is a wonderful story, I am looking forward to
reading the concluding chapters. I would appreciate
your letting me know when I can expect a new chapter.
Coral Springs. Florida
Lovely story! Hoping that you will be able to update sometime soon.
I Love it!! please, post some more...
please post some more!!!!
A christmas gift!!!
i´m here, in Brazil, waiting your post...
I loved this! I hope there were more. Great and passionate Darcy and Elizabeth.
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